The best gay things to do in Atlanta Easter Weekend

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In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you’ll be the grandest lady in the gay Easter parade. Or not. Maybe you’ll be the queen one of these other amazing LGBT Atlanta events. Your call.

Friday, April 3

“An Honest Liar” (top photo). The true story of the gay magic master James “The Amazing” Bondi and his five decades as the “master deceiver” exposing psychics, creating unforgettable characters, influencing every last modern magician, and putting on incredible shows @ Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, all week.

“Marcus: Or the Secret of Sweet.” Family drama exacerbates a young gay man's journey of self discovery @ Actor's Express, 8 p.m. Runs through April 26.

TWC First Friday Takeover. The Welcoming Committee continues its mission to invade straight bars guerilla-style. This month, serve them a tall glass of your fabulous LGBT-ness @ Andrew’s Upstairs, 56 E Andrews Drive NW, 9 p.m.

Bare Bear. Things get hairy, really hairy, at Atlanta's notoriously hot all-nude, all-male strip club. The pursuit of the hirsuit takes over the night @ Swinging Richards, 8 p.m.

The Other Show presents the most unique drag cabaret in town with a cast and special guests to blow your mind. She’s so unusual @ Jungle, 9:30 p.m.

Lesbian Softball. Get with Decatur Women’s Sports League teams for weekly games @ Kely Cofer Park, Tucker, 6 p.m. through May 15.

Pump pulls all the guys onto gay Atlanta’s hot man-on-man dance floor, this week with DJ Mike Pope @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Glitz & Glam Dinner Theater. Charlie Brown, the undisputed Bitch of the South and her gurlz entertain with dinner and a show amid the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Boys Room. One two, you know what to do. Three, four come on through the door @ Mary’s, 9 p.m. 

Ladies Lounge: Throwback Edition gets your lesbian weekend started with a DJ-driven dance party, live performances and scores of women @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Deadly Vixens drag show puts the goils on display for your entertainment and your dollars late, along with DJ Mike Pope’s Second Level @ Blake’s, 9 p.m.

Femme Fatale puts the drag glamazons on display each week. Get your singles ready for premiere Atlanta queens @ Burkhart’s, 11 p.m.

Fame & Fortune Friday. WhassupNATL invites its huge guestlist of black gay men out for an upscale but not uptight night @ Frank Ski’s, 10 p.m.

Chaparral Night amps up a weekly gay Latin night with stage shows, dancing and more @ Club Rush, 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.


Saturday, April 4

Bar Code Party (middle photo). Gear up in leather or other fetish wear and enjoy this special night @ Atlanta Eagle, 10 p.m. Save room for the Bar Code “Afterparty” at Atlanta’s gay male sex club @ Manifest4U, 12 midnight – 6 a.m.

Deadbeat #Daydrunk. Drink specials put you to bed early or make you the life of tonight’s party @ Mary’s, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Do it, and you may not remember Gurlfrandz: Duets plus DJs Vicki Powell and Mark Louque, 9 p.m.

Her HRC: Battle of the DJs. The local arm of the Human Rights Campaign stumps for its lesbian base during this fundraising party. Dancing, hot local DJs and comedy show @ Jungle, 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Buy tickets.

DJ Deanne. The circuit queen returns to rock the bodies during gay Atlanta’s favorite dance party @ Jungle, 10:30 p.m. She knows you like “beats like sex.” Get there early for the weekly Fantasy Girls show, 9 p.m.,

Country Dance All Night offers line dancing and two stepping after the sun goes down @ Heretic, 8 p.m.

Drag Races 5. Kings and queens vie for a nightly crown on their way to a Season 5 title during Atlanta’s best lesbian dance party. There’s a wet T-shirt contest too @ My Sister’s Room, 9 p.m.

Glitz & Glam with Charlie Brown. The undisputed Bitch of the South and her girls entertain with dinner and a show in the fancy theater experience of Atlanta’s premiere drag restaurant and bar @ Lips Atlanta, 7:45 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Or come in late for the Taboo Show, 12 midnight.

Synergy turns up the volume on Saturday night and blows your ever-loving mind with glamazons working for your dollars @ Burkhart's, 11 p.m.

GlitterBomb werqs Saturday night with a drag show hosted by Genre, a cast of premiere queens and special guests. DJ and video beats plus more cute boys than you can handle @ Blake’s, 10 p.m.

DJ Ana Paula All Nighter moves you all the way to sunrise, just steps away from BJs, Heretic and Jungle. Never stop shaking your ass @ Xion, 3 a.m. – 7 a.


Sunday, April 5

Big Hare Games (bottom photo). The third annual Easter Sunday contest for the biggest wig and best bonnet goes down during gay Atlanta’s favorite weekly Sunday Funday @ Ten, 4 p.m. It’s an inside-outside madhouse. Get there early and call for reservations for the venue’s Easter Sunday Brunch, 12 noon.

Easter Drag Races. The Armorettes host their annual romp through drinking and dragging with carnival games and you in your Easter bonnet fighting HIV/AIDS in Atlanta @ Hidewaway, 2 p.m. They always go all out. Like, beyond.

Easter Sunday Service with DJ Mark Loque. The visiting alternaqueer spins the tunes that keep you going during DJ Vicki Powell’s monthly patio party in bar owner Grant Henry’s playhouse @ Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, 6 p.m.

Drag Gospel Brunch presents the Sisters of Sequins with Bubba D. Licious at the wheel while you eat @ Lips, 1:30 p.m. Or sleep in and do Dinner with the Divas, 7:45 p.m.

LGBT Special Enrollment Affordable Care Act Event. You may still qualify to get enrolled in Obamacare, and the Health Initiative can help. Free services @ Rush Center, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

High Energy & Cell Block Sunday. Get to gettin' with DJ Bill Berdeaux and free copies of the new gay go-to album while supplies last, 3 p.m., then the Cell Block drag show with Lateasha Shuntel, Raquell Lord, Shawnna Brooks, Nicole Paige Brooks and Taejah Thomas @ Blake's, 8 p.m.

Sex Kitten Sunday with Angelica D’Paige corralling the queens @ 10th & Piedmont, 8 p.m.

Tossed Salad. The magic and madness masterminded by Brigitte Bidet, her left-of-center queens, and DJ King Atlas rock their weekly drag show and dance party @ Burkhart’s, 9 p.m.


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